The starting point for Tsering Woeser’s book, Forbidden Memory, was a trunk of photographs taken by her father in Tibet in the 1960s.
Friends and colleagues recall the late Nobel Peace Prize winner and a fearless champion of human rights and democracy in China.
Poet and author Cathy Park Hong explores ‘racialised’ emotions of shame, doubt and gloominess in her latest book.
In My Seditious Heart, the writer takes on gender politics, corporate globalisation, religious fundamentalism and India’s caste system.
Iyer’s new memoir is a homage to Japan, a reminder of the impermanence of life, and having the courage to carry on in your autumn years. He poses the question: ‘How do we hold on to the things we love even though we know that we and they are dying?’
Former New York Times journalist Karoline Kan draws on family stories to write a coming-of-age tale unique to contemporary China.
Author Helen Zia’s mother was among the many thousands who fled Shanghai after the communist revolution – the subject of her new book; in the US, where many ended up, they, like other East Asians, were seen by many as the enemy.
In memoir An Indefinite Sentence: A Personal History of Outlawed Love and Sex, Siddharth Dube lays bare the terror that dominates gay men’s lives in the country’s ‘homosocial’ society
Biography of Singapore prime minister dwells on his differences with predecessor Lee Kuan Yew, who disapproved of his ‘kinder and gentler’ governing style and gave him Machiavelli’s The Prince for some hints on how to lead.
The Kipling File is a well-researched, elegant and highly readable fictional account of the young writer’s life in colonial India
Race is everything in America, unless you are white. In her first book, writer and editor Sharmila Sen argues that to level the playing field, whiteness must be acknowledged and its ‘magic cloak of invisibility’ removed.
Number One Chinese Restaurant is an acutely observed character study of life, love and loss in a fiery workplace
Notwithstanding criticism author Roseann Lake has faced for her book’s failure to acknowledge a China scholar’s earlier work on the subject, Leftover in China is highly readable – and full of candid quotes from women unable to find mates
In 2016, Khan offered the soon-to-be president his pocket Constitution during a televised speech denouncing him; his book, ‘An American Family: A Memoir of Hope and Sacrifice’, offers insights into his experience of personal loss
Blaine Harden’s book King of Spies: The Dark Reign of America’s Spymaster in Korea narrates the story of Donald Nichols, an ‘American T.E. Lawrence’; implicated in torture and murder, he died in ignominy in a psychiatric hospital
The Booker Prize winner returns to fiction with The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, a story of religious and political violence full of lush prose but spoiled in places by expository detail that becomes overwhelming
Nobel laureate's novel views modern mainland history through trauma of the one-child policy.
Marie Kondo, the Japanese diva of decluttering, may have some useful tips for families trying to establish some order in cramped flats.
In China, the I Ching is a highly influential classic whose status in any other culture might have been that of sacred scripture.
In Zia Haider Rahman's debut novel, In the Light of What We Know, a young Oxford-educated Bangladeshi-born British human rights lawyer named only as Zafar befriends a colonel in the Pakistani army against the backdrop of the past decade's war in Afghanistan.
Suki Kim spent six months teaching English to the sons of hermit state's elite and left feeling sad for a people 'utterly debased'
Debut novel tackles deadly political violence in Karachi.
Love and suffering are so inextricably tied in the psyche of Vietnam that the nation's epic poem The Tale of Kieu revolves around a hero who is separated for years from his lover, but never stops dreaming of their reunion.
The opening line of The Accidental Apprentice, the third and latest novel by Vikas Swarup, reads: "In life you never get what you deserve: you get what you negotiate."
Ed Lin was born in New York City and raised in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, where his parents, immigrants from Taiwan and the mainland, owned small hotels.
The American-Filipino author and Pulitzer Prize winner tells Ajay Singh how he learned to love his Asian-male identity.